VEGAS Convention and Visitors Authority has announced
plans to launch an enhanced version of its online Las Vegas
certification program for U.S.-based travel agents. Under the
enhanced program, agents who correctly answer and submit all
questions in each test module will be entered into monthly drawings
to win one of two $500 gift certificates redeemable at GiftCertificates.com. Vegas Certified agents also will
be entitled to free tickets for select shows and a special discount
card redeemable at various Las Vegas attractions, restaurants,
shows, spas and shops and for wedding packages. For more
information, visit www.lvcva.com/traveltrade.
GRAND has announced the opening of 92,000-square-feet of
meetings space. The new MGM Grand Pavilion can accommodate up to
6,000 guests in a carpeted, smoke-free facility adjacent to the MGM
Grand Conference Center. The space is available for trade shows,
general sessions and catered functions of all sizes and types. For
more information, call (702) 891-1200.
OF "HATS!" has opened at Harrah's Las Vegas Casino &
Hotel. The 75-minute musical comedy tells the tale of "one woman's
anxiety over her impending 50th birthday and how she chooses to
embrace the landmark event with the support of her friends."
Inspired by the Red Hat Society, a social club for women age 50 and
up, the Harrah's production was redesigned with Las Vegas flair and
promises "outrageous costumes, scenic design, clever choreography
and memorable music." For tickets, call (800) 392-9002 or visit www.harrahs.com/las-vegas-entertainment.
TICKETS are on sale for "Three Redneck
Tenors -- A New Musical Adventure," which will play at the Atrium
Showroom at the Luxor from Feb. 6 to 12 and March 19 to 24. The
musical comedy follows the antics of three singing cousins, Billy
Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee, from Paris, Texas, to their debut
at Carnegie Hall in New York. Along the way, expect music ranging
from "Elvis to Puccini; soul to pop; and country to opera." For
tickets, call (800) 557-7428 or visit www.luxor.com.
" "Mamma Mia," the
longest running full Broadway show in Las Vegas history, has
extended its stay at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino through
Jan. 4, 2009. The show, which opened in Las Vegas in February 2003,
was originally scheduled to close in August after more than 2,300
performances. For tickets, call (800) 632-7400 or visit www.mandalaybay.com.
" John O'Hurley, of
"Seinfeld" and "Dancing with the Stars" fame, will reprise his role
as King Arthur in "Monty Python's Spamalot" at Wynn Las Vegas
beginning Jan. 28. For tickets, call (888) 320-7110 or visit www.wynnlasvegas.com.
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